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HEAlthier Cities through Blue-Green Regenerative Technologies: the HEART Approach

Objective

HEART’s integrated approach aims to significantly improve urban health and reduce health disparities through an innovative urban planning methodology that embraces and promotes the policy making of proper Blue-Green (BG)-based technologies with techniques for changing individual -citizens’- behaviour. HEART mainly targets to: (i) monitor and efficiently assess the impact of specific BG-based interventions on Public Health (PH) and Well-Being (WB) through studies to be carried out at both clinical and non-clinical settings, in three European cities, i.e. Belgrade (Serbia), Aarhus (Denmark) and Athens (Greece). This way HEART aims to create evidence-based policy making recommendations that will be addressed to the relevant health authorities of these countries (based on specific KPIs), (ii) change individual -citizens’- health related behaviour, by using emerging ICT-based techniques, (iii) develop robust plans for regenerating and rehabilitating urban ecosystems to improve PH and WB, while in parallel addressing key challenges such as low environmental quality and low biodiversity, resilience to Climate Change and extreme weather conditions, air pollution, undervalued use of space in deprived and residual-values areas leading to health inequalities; (iv) create inclusive and accessible urban environments by systematically implementing gender mainstreaming strategies and new participatory tools (ICT-based) in order to ensure that diverse groups’ needs are properly considered and embedded into urban-regeneration-planning; (v) design urban regenerating plans targeting to deliver cities-for-people: the proposed BG solutions will improve citizens’ quality of life, based on real evidence and co-design processes, as well as stimulating and supporting social inclusivity for all; and (vi) improve urban resilience (operational, social and economic) through interventions designed using a set of urban planning matrices based on stakeholders’ participation. ΗEART is part of the European Urban Health cluster.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Two-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 450 937,50

Participants (18)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 266 875
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 203 125
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Rue Belliard 15-17
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 502 296,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMPHI INTERNATIONAL APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 181 187,50
Address
Forskerparken 10
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOSYSTEMS GESELLSCHAFT FUR VERTRIEB UND INSTALLATION VON FERNERKUNDUNGS- UND GEOINFORMATIONSSYSTEMEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 500
Address
Riesstrasse 10
82110 Germering
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESILIENCE GUARD GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 340 625
Address
Zurcherstrasse 37D
8852 Altendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIKSER UDRUZENJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 200 375
Address
Kosancicev Venac 8
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Other
RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 431 875
Address
Xantener Strasse 11
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOASSIST SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 236 875
Address
Kastritsiou Str 4
265 04 Rio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENTIO LABS MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 289 250
Address
Katexaki Kai Skalidi 16-18
115 25 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENPLUS
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 322 125
Address
Zupana Vlastimira 10
11040 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ZA ZASTITU ZDRAVLJA SRBIJEDR MILAN JOVANOVIC BATUT
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 122 250
Address
Dr Subotica Street 5
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Other
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Aristotelous Street 17
Athina
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
REGION MIDTJYLLAND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 490 527,50
Address
Skottenborg 26
8800 Viborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KLINICKO-BOLNICKI CENTAR DR DRAGISA MISOVIC-DEDINJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 210 625
Address
Heroja Milana Tepica 1
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GRAD BEOGRAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 109 875
Address
Dragoslava Jovanovica 2
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PERIFEREIA ATTIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Syfrou Avenue 15 17
11741 Athina
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)